HARTING Technology Group strengthens its commitment in Mexico

The HARTING Technology Group intends to further expand its market position in North and Central America over the coming years. The comments were made by Jon DeSouza, President and CEO of HARTING Americas, in front of a group of journalists in Silao. Since 2016, HARTING has been producing overmolded cables and wiring harnesses in its own factory in the industrial city of Silao in the state of Guanajuato, and has a presence in the country's capital via a sales company. Mexico will be the 2018 partner country of HANNOVER MESSE (April 23 to 27, 2018).

KUKA increases revenues to record level and invests in further growth

KUKA Group completed the 2017 financial year successfully and was able to surpass the previous year’s results by a considerable margin in some cases. “We continued to profit from the digitization trend over the past year. The demand for intelligent automation solutions remains strong,” states Dr. Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA AG. “At the same time, we have had to set the right course for a successful future. To a significant extent, our success is founded on our investments – in key technologies and innovative products for Industrie 4.0, in partnerships, in new business segments such as consumer robotics, and in the growth market of China,” he stressed.

DMG MORI achieves record figures in financial year 2017

DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT achieved record figures in financial year 2017 in order intake, sales revenues and free cash flow. Earnings also rose markedly. The high demand for our innovative machines and technology solutions continued. Order intake rose by +16% to € 2,754.8 million (previous year: € 2,369.9 million). Adjusted for the effects of the realignment in 2016 − including the changes to the sales and service organization in Asia and America − order intake rose even by as much as 23%. The worldwide machine tool consumption rose by 4.5%. Hence DMG MORI has grown stronger than the market. Sales revenues rose by +4% to € 2,348.5 million (previous year: € 2,265.7 million). Adjusted for realignment effects, sales revenues grew by +9% compared with the previous year. This development shows that by concentrating on the core business and further developing strategic future areas, DMG MORI has successfully taken and implemented the right measures. All figures are provisional and subject to audit and the approval of the financial statements by the Supervisory Board.

Zufriedenstellendes Jahr

Der Auftragseingang verzeichnete im Dezember 2017 ein Minus von 2 Prozent. Bei der Inlandsnachfrage gab es eine Veränderung von +5 Prozent. Das Auslandsgeschäft lag bei -5 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahres-niveau, die Aufträge aus dem Euro-Raum erhöhten sich um +2 Prozent.

Metallerstreiks gefährden Betriebsfrieden

Der VDMA NRW wirft der IG Metall vor, mit den Tagesstreiks in der Metall- und Elektroindustrie die laufenden Tarifverhandlungen zu verschärfen und damit den Betriebsfrieden dauerhaft zu gefährden.

Messe Stuttgart launches trade fair for electromobility

Already for several years now, Messe Stuttgart has taken electromobility seriously: Photovoltaics on the hall roofs, charging infrastructure at the trade fair site and electric or hybrid vehicles in the car pool are standard features.

Kick-off for K 2019

Kick-off for K 2019: Starting now, exhibitors from all over the world can register for the world’s No. 1 trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry – the relevant documents are all available. A high-quality print version of the exhibitor invitation has been sent to all participants in the prior event K 2016 and further interested parties.

Positive Signale nach langer Durststrecke

Der Auftragseingang verzeichnete im November 2017 ein Plus von 14 Prozent. Bei der Inlandsnachfrage gab es eine Veränderung von +9 Prozent. Das Auslandsgeschäft lag bei +16 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahres-niveau, die Aufträge aus dem Euro-Raum lagen bei +11 Prozent.

KUKA invests in the factory of the future

KUKA acquires Visual Components and defines the next level in intelligent automation

1.000th Plastics Recycling System

For more than 15 years the globally known SIGMA Plastics Group has put its trust in recycling machines from NGR, the plastics recycling machine manufacturer from Upper Austria. In December, NGR’s machine number 1,000 was delivered to a Sigma plant New Jersey.

Gute Stimmung im Oktober

Der Auftragseingang verzeichnete im Oktober 2017 ein Plus von +7 Prozent. Bei der Inlandsnachfrage gab es eine Veränderung von +10 Prozent. Das Auslandsgeschäft lag bei +6 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahres-niveau, die Aufträge aus dem Euro-Raum lagen bei +37 Prozent.

DMG MORI and HEITEC strengthen automation expertize

Two strong partners are combining their know-how to speed up the development of innovative automation solutions: DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT and HEITEC AG are founding the joint venture “DMG MORI HEITEC“ – perfectly timed to coincide with the start of the SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, the leading trade fair in Europe for electric automation.

Digitalisierung gehört für Maschinenbau zum Geschäft

ArcelorMittal and Total Lubrifiants sign a European agreement

Total Lubrifiants, a leading player in the global lubricants market and ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company, has signed a three-year European supply agreement related to the purchase of a complete range of maintenance lubricants, technical support and associated services.

Bystronic and TTM Laser S.p.A. support customers as partners

For many sheet metal processing companies, the expansion of their production portfolio to include tube processing is a logical step in order to differentiate themselves from their competitors thanks to a wide production range. In future, Bystronic will support this demand with even more comprehensive solutions than they have until now. To achieve this, Bystronic is entering into a strategic partnership with the Italian specialist for laser-based tube and profile processing, TTM Laser S.p.A.

Excellent performance in a smaller footprint

Okuma, represented in Hungary by Smartus, adds the GENOS M460V-5AX to its ever-growing portfolio. With its simultaneous 5-axis machining capability, the affordable machining centre delivers swift and efficient parts production for the tightest tolerances. When manufacturing complex aerospace components or performing one-chuck multi-sided operations, operators benefit from superior quality and capability without having to compromise to reduce costs.

September bringt Abwechslung

Der Auftragseingang verzeichnete im September 2017 ein Plus von 9 Prozent. Bei der Inlandsnachfrage gab es eine Veränderung von +26 Prozent. Das Auslandsgeschäft lag bei +1 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahres-niveau.

FocalSpec’s UULA answers the demand for automated quality control in fast-growing medical device markets

FocalSpec, the Finnish expert in high-precision quality control devices, will launch their first 3D imaging and metrology system UULA at MEDICA Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. UULA can be used both in at-line quality control and in laboratories. It works especially well in measuring 3D topography and dimensions in medical device manufacturing as well as studying seal integrity of medical packages.

New global player in cutting tools

The CERATIZIT Group, headquartered in Mamer, Luxembourg, today announced the acquisition of the KOMET GROUP, headquartered in Besigheim, Germany, effective October 12, 2017. The transaction is still subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities.

K celebrates its 65th anniversary

On 11. October 1952, 65 years ago to the day, Messe Düsseldorf opened the first K – the trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry that is still the leading event for this sector today. We are taking a look back at the year in which K began and invite you to accompany us as we return to what was both an eventful and momentous time.

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